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post #1 of 18 Old 09-30-2017, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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Is this a nice horse?

I just want to check if my "nice horse" picker is broken - I don't actually want to buy him. For some reason he took my breath away.

He is a 4 year old stallion, unknown breed. Maybe it's the stallion neck that I like?

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post #2 of 18 Old 09-30-2017, 06:51 AM
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He is beautiful of course. If you like that thick neck, go for a draft cross
I LOVE our boy's thick necks!
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post #3 of 18 Old 09-30-2017, 08:59 AM
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I have no idea how to pick a horse, but I like the bottom left picture the most: He came over to say Hi!, and he's got a soft, yet alert, expression.
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post #4 of 18 Old 09-30-2017, 10:40 AM
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It is not always stallion neck. Mine was gelded 3 years ago, and look at him.

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Actually a lot of people seem to enjoy full necks and sturdy built horses. they give a feeling of lasting, and the full picture of the horse seems to fit together.

For example, I cannot stand thin necks, all kinds of ewe neck and thin long legs! I like when the crest on the top actually makes the neck look full - for many horses it comes natural, for some it's fat, and for another bunch, can be worked on and built.

These 2 are from when he was just a few months over 4 years old and a stallion.

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Though he could be considered as a drafty type breed horse :)
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post #5 of 18 Old 09-30-2017, 10:48 AM
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Eye-candy....

Everyone showing such beautiful horses...

The "black" from what is seen is indeed a nice horse...
I too love the face, eye and ear expression.
Actually, he could come live at my home any day, any time.

Anyone else waiting to place their horse is my pasture and barn is welcome to....
I love the thicker horses too although with very few exceptions I love any "look" to a horse..
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post #6 of 18 Old 09-30-2017, 11:13 AM
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I do not like a thick neck, and a reason many people geld colts early, so they do not develop that secondary stallion characteristic

No, not a pencil thin neck, a ewe neck, but a slim neck with a clean throatlatch and one that does not tie in too low.
Hard to see that neck of the stud posted, but it appears fairly refined, and he is just arching it, like studs will do
A nice long necck, that is not too thick or cresty, with a clean throatlatch, is what is desired in a performance horse as it helps with athletic movements
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post #7 of 18 Old 09-30-2017, 11:18 AM
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He is at least partly Friesian.
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post #8 of 18 Old 09-30-2017, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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He is at least partly Friesian.
Oh, that's it! That's why I like him! I absolutely love the way they look, especially stallions.

I suppose I never grew out of the big, black stallion phase - even though I bought myself the complete opposite - a short, big-barreled paint mare :)

Silly, I know, but as the old saying goes - De gustibus non discutandum :)
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I do not like a thick neck, and a reason many people geld colts early, so they do not develop that secondary stallion characteristic

No, not a pencil thin neck, a ewe neck, but a slim neck with a clean throatlatch and one that does not tie in too low.
Hard to see that neck of the stud posted, but it appears fairly refined, and he is just arching it, like studs will do
A nice long necck, that is not too thick or cresty, with a clean throatlatch, is what is desired in a performance horse as it helps with athletic movements
I think that's what I like about him, the arched "posturing". Silly woman, aren't I? Don't worry, being a newb, in real life I stay faaaar away from any horse that looks like that :)
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I had a tiny, 1/2" plastic horse that looked exactly like the first picture. ♡
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